Archive for November, 2019

The ION holiday film A Christmas Princess will debut on December 1 at 7 PM.

A struggling chef living in a trendy New York borough, Jessica (Shein Mompremiere) took over a small restaurant where she used to work as a waitress, but it’s growing tough to make ends meet. Prince Jack (Travis Burns), who’s in the city for his family’s annual Christmas charity dinner, finds himself in need of a last-minute chef for the royal event when he meets Jessica. As their relationship evolves and a romance blooms, so do the obstacles. But as the event arrives, she decides to go through with the dinner, and may just get the best Christmas present of all love.

The film also stars Erin Gray of Buck Rogers fame.

Here is a trailer for A Christmas Princess.

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On December 1, the movie Christmas Chalet will debut at 7 PM on UP TV

A recently divorced mother (Erica Durance from Smallville and Saving Hope) books a chalet in a beautiful Christmas village in Vermont to try and rekindle Christmas magic for her teenaged daughter who feels like her family is ruined forever. When they arrive, they find that the house has been double booked and now they must share their family holiday with a grumpy writer (Robin Dunne from Sanctuary) who hates Christmas. Together, they’ll learn that a little Christmas magic heals even the most broken heart.

Here is a trailer for Christmas Chalet.

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Based on information provided by the Box Office Mojo and some internet research, here are a few of the movies you can expect to see in the movie theatres in December:

Playmobil: The Movie
Opens: December 6

A young woman travels to the animated world of Playmobil to find her missing younger brother, Charlie. In order to bring him back home, she must embark on a thrilling adventure. Voices will be provided by Anya Taylor-Joy, Gabriel Bateman, Jim Gaffigan, Adam Lambert, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Kenan Thompson, Meghan Trainor and Daniel Radcliffe.

The Aeronauts
Opens: December 6

Daredevil pilot Amelia Wren (Felicity Jones) and weather scientist James Glaisher (Eddie Redmayne) find themselves in an epic fight for survival while attempting to make discoveries in a gas balloon. The cast includes Himesh Patel and Tom Courtenay.

Opens: December 13

A group of women decide to take on Fox News head Roger Ailes and the toxic atmosphere he presided over at the network. The film stars Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman, Margot Robbie, John Lithgow, Kate McKinnon, Connie Britton, Mark Duplass, Malcolm McDowell, Allison Janney, Alice Eve, Alanna Ubach, Elisabeth Rohm, Ashley Greene, Stephen Root, Robin Weigert, Holland Taylor, D’Arcy Corden, Tricia Helfer and Jennifer Morrison.

Jumanji: The Next Level
Opens: December 13

Unknown to his friends, Spencer (Alex Wolff) kept the pieces of the Jumanji video game and one day repaired the system in the basement of his grandfather’s (Danny DeVito) house. When Spencer’s friends Bethany, Fridge, and Martha (Madison Iseman, Ser’Darius Blain and Morgan Turner respectively) arrive, they find Spencer missing and the game running and decide to re-enter Jumanji to save him. Spencer’s grandfather Eddie and his friend Milo Walker (Danny Glover) hear the commotion and inadvertently get sucked into the game too before any of Spencer’s friends can select their avatars. With a new quest offered to them by Nigel Billingsley (Rhys Darby), the teenaged friends must help Eddie and Milo get used to their in-game avatars, get them to help find Spencer and Bethany, and escape Jumanji once again and for all. The cast includes Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, Nick Jonas and Awkwafina.

Richard Jewell
Opens: December 13

The film is based on an article published by Vanity Fair in 1997, chronicling the life of Richard Jewell (Paul Walter Hauser) during the events that led to an attack at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia where he worked as a security guard at AT&T when he discovered the plot that resulted in the Centennial Park bombing. He then heroically saved lives after a bomb was detonated during the games, however, the FBI identified him as one of many suspects, which led to his unjust vilification by journalists and the press. The FBI cleared him after 88 days. The film also stars Sam Rockwell, Kathy Bates, Jon Hamm, Olivia Wilde and Ian Gomez.

Opens: December 13

The FBI’s surveillance program COINTELPRO begins to target actress Jean Seberg (Kristen Stewart) due to her association with Hakim Jamal (Anthony Mackie). The cast includes Jack O’Connell, Margaret Qualley, Colm Meaney, Zazie Beetz, Vince Vaughn, Stephen Root and Ser’Darius Blain.

Opens: December 20

Over the course of a single night, a tribe of cats called the Jellicles make what is known as “the Jellicle choice” and decide which cat will ascend to the Heaviside Layer and come back to a new life. The ensemble cast includes Dame Judi Dench, Jennifer Hudson, Idris Elba, Ian McKellen, James Corden, Jason Derulo, Taylor Swift, Rebel Wilson and introducing Francesca Hayward.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
Opens: December 20

A year after the events of The Last Jedi, the remnants of the Resistance face the First Order once again—while reckoning with the past and their own inner turmoil. Meanwhile, the ancient conflict between the Jedi and the Sith reaches its climax, bringing the Skywalker sage to a definitive end. The film stars Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, the late Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Keri Russell, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Billy Dee Williams, Richard E. Grant, Naomi Ackle, Kelly Marie Tran, Dominic Monaghan, Billie Lourd, Joonas Suotamol and Greg Grunberg.

Opens: December 25

At the height of the First World War during Spring 1917 in northern France, two young British soldiers, Schofield (George MacKay) and Blake (Dean-Charles Chapman), are given a seemingly impossible mission to deliver a message which will warn of an ambush during one of the skirmishes soon after the German retreat to the Hindenburg Line during Operation Alberich. The two recruits race against time, crossing enemy territory to deliver the warning and keep a British battalion of 1,600 men, which includes Blake’s own brother, from walking into a deadly trap. The pair must give their all to accomplish their mission by surviving the war to end all wars. The cast includes Mark Strong, Richard Madden, Colin Firth and Benedict Cumberbatch.

Just Mercy
Opens: December 25

Attorney Bryan Stevenson (Michael B. Jordan) takes the case of Walter McMillian (Jamie Foxx), a man wrongfully imprisoned for the murder of a white woman. The film stars Brie Larson, Tim Blake Nelson, Rafe Spall and O’Shea Jackson, Jr.

Little Women
Opens: December 25

The film explores the lives of the March sisters in 1860s New England, in the aftermath of the American Civil War, focusing on the sisters’ young adult lives, particularly after Meg (Emma Watson), Jo (Saoirse Ronan), and Amy (Florence Pugh) leave their family home. The film jumps back and forth in time and focuses more on themes than narrative. The cast includes Eliza Scanlen, Laura Dern, Timothee Chalamet, Meryl Streep, Bob Odenkirk, James Norton and Chris Cooper.

Spies in Disguise
Opens: December 25

The world is counting on the highly famous super spy Lance Sterling (voice by Will Smith) to protect it from grave threats, who in turn often counts on the technical smarts of young scientist Walter Beckett (voice by Tom Holland) to fashion great gadgets to accomplish his missions in spite of himself. However, when Beckett attempts to introduce his newest invention of “biodynamic concealment”, Sterling accidentally ingests Beckett’s experimental work and turns into a pigeon. He must now find out how he can save the world from cybernetic madman Tristan McFord while being such a small animal. Other voices provided by Rashida Jones, Ben Mendelsohn, Reba McEntire, Rachel Brosnahan, Karen Gillan, DJ Khaled and Masi Oka.

Opens: December 27

Bernadine Williams (Alfre Woodard), a Death Row prison warden whose job has taken a psychological toll on her, must confront her demons when she has to execute another inmate. The film also stars Wendell Pierce, Aldis Hodge, Richard Schiff and LaMonica Garrett.

Movies coming out in January will be posted at the end of December.

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Trying to figure out what to watch tonight? Be it new episodes of the TV season, reairs of cable series or a movie, here are some suggestions:

5:40 PM:
Captain America: The Winter Soldier movie on Freeform

5:50 PM:
Moulin Rogue movie on HBO2

5:55 PM:
Julie & Julia movie on Showtime

6 PM:
Cherished Memories: A Gift to Remember 2 movie on Hallmark Channel (Encore)
My Christmas Prince movie on Lifetime (Reair)

6:30 PM:
X-Men: Days of Future Past movie on FXM

7 PM:
Romance at Reindeer Lodge movie on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries (Encore)

8 PM:
The Christmas Club movie on Hallmark Channel (DEBUT)
A Very Vintage Christmas movie on Lifetime (DEBUT)
The Karate Kid (original) movie on BBC America
When Harry Met Sally movie on Showtime
Meet Joe Black movie on TMC

8:55 PM:
Despicable Me 2 (animated) movie on Freeform

9 PM:
A Bramble House Christmas movie on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries (Reair)
Peppermint movie on Showtime 2

9:37 PM:
McFarland, USA movie on Starz

10:03 PM:
The Shoe Addict’s Christmas movie on Hallmark Channel (Reair)
Christmas in Louisiana movie on Lifetime (Encore)

10:15 PM:
His Dark Materials on HBO (Encore)


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On November 30, the Lifetime movie Merry Liddle Christmas will debut at 8 PM.

Inspired by her own recent Christmas catastrophe, Kelly Rowland plays Jacquie, a successful, super-together single tech entrepreneur whose messy family descends on her gleaming new dream home for the holidays. Christmas traditions collide and family drama ensues as she struggles to keep her house together in time for a glossy video shoot of “the perfect Christmas.”

On top of that, the possibility of romance with a new neighbor has Jacquie questioning all her dating rules, so even though this isn’t the Christmas she envisioned, it might just be the most magical one yet.

The cast includes Thomas Cadrot and Debbi Morgan.

Here is a trailer for Merry Liddle Christmas.

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On November 30, the Hallmark Movie & Mysteries movie Sense, Sensibility & Snowmen will debut at 8 PM

The film centers on Christmas enthusiast party planners Ella (Erin Krakow) and her sister, Marianne (Kimberley Sustad), who clash with their client, Edward (Luke MacFarlane), who is a not-so-jolly toy company CEO.

Here is a trailer for Sense, Sensibility & Snowmen:

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On November 30, the Hallmark Channel movie Christmas in Rome will debut at 8 PM.

Lacey Chabert plays an independent-minded American tour guide named Angela, who is fired from her job in Rome just before Christmas. She crosses paths with an American executive named Oliver (Sam Page), who wants to buy a high-end Italian ceramics company.

Oliver hires Angela to be his tour guide around the Eternal City, as the owner of the ceramics company won’t sell it to him until he learns the heart and soul of Rome.

Here is a trailer for Christmas in Rome.

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It was a full night of programming on the major networks last night with reality and comedies as well as new episodes of all the Monday night dramas, including a finale episode.

Here is how those Monday night dramas fared in the overall ratings:

8 PM Shows:
9-1-1 (FOX) [NEW] – 6.1 million viewers
All American (The CW) [NEW} – 720,000 viewers

9 PM Shows:
All Rise (CBS) [NEW] – 5.1 million viewers
Prodigal Son (FOX) [NEW] – 3.1 million viewers
Black Lightning (The CW) [NEW] – 660,000 viewers

10 PM Shows:
The Good Doctor (ABC) [NEW] – 6.1 million viewers
Bull (CBS) [NEW] – 6 million viewers
Bluff City Law (NBC) [NEW – Series Finale] – 3.8 million viewers

What did you watch on TV last night. Please share.

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Trying to figure out what to watch tonight? Be it new episodes of the TV season, reairs of cable series or a movie, here are some suggestions:

6 PM:
Snow Bride movie on Hallmark Channel (Reair)
My Christmas Inn movie on Lifetime (Reair)

6:13 PM:
Dublin Murders on Starz (Encore)

7 PM:
One Starry Christmas movie on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries (Reair)
Pennyworth on EPIX (Encore)
Kingsman: The Golden Circle movie on FX

7:45 PM:
Captain America: The Winter Soldier movie on Freeform

8 PM:
The Flash on The CW (NEW)
Check Inn to Christmas movie on Hallmark Channel (DEBUT)
Pennyworth on EPIX (Encore)
His Dark Materials on HBO 2 (Encore)
Snowed Inn Christmas movie on Lifetime (Reair)
Terminator 2: Judgment Day movie on BBC America
Batman Begins movie on TNT

9 PM:
Arrow on The CW (NEW)
Dolly: 50 Years/Grand Ole Opry on NBC (Two-Hour Special)
Dublin Murders on Starz (Encore)
Holiday for Heroes movie on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries (Encore)
Pennyworth on EPIX (Encore)

9:30 PM:
Midnight Sun movie on TCM

10 PM:
Emergence on CBS (NEW)
NCIS: New Orleans on CBS (NEW)
Pennyworth on EPIX (Encore)

10:01 PM:
Treadstone on USA Network (NEW)

10:02 PM:
Columbiana movie on Starz

10:03 PM:
The Christmas Cottage movie on Hallmark Channel (Reair)
Christmas in Mississippi movie on Lifetime (Reair)


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Outlander Fans!

There are two new pictures out for the much anticipated season 5 of the show, which will be back on Starz on Sunday, February 16.

Check them out in all their glory below:

[Photo Credit: Entertainment Weekly and Starz]

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